October 2019 Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

I was in the mood for some story starter prompts this month, so that’s why these are a bit longer.  Enjoy!  ~M

  1. The fizzled enchantment and other stories of ruin
  2. Along the weathered, winding trail
  3. A swirling sea of mushrooms
  4. The place where silence had a voice
  5. Marching through the elements of time
  6. Another fictitious character and me
  7. At the pinnacle of sadness
  8. A road too narrow and a bridge too far
  9. The mystery of the pungent pudding
  10. Shades of powdered blue and you
  11. They scattered like marbles among the leaves
  12. Transfixed on the doorway to nothingness
  13. The carnation curse and the crime of the century
  14. Isabella and the lost sea urchins
  15. Too shabby to be chic
  16. The moon of planet #265
  17. The allurement of her resistance
  18. Futile fabrications of a fashion queen
  19. And just like that he was six feet under
  20. Sparing the spoiled and relishing the outcome
  21. The pages of his life were too tenuous to handle
  22. Her rare affliction became his only cure
  23. Desperation became her saving grace
  24. Peter the great and the tempting tart
  25. The weirdness of Wyatt Wintergreen
  26. A sniveler met a star-gazer and nothing has been the same since
  27. Tootsie pop tales and other tantalizing tidbits
  28. The purpose of a gnat named Norris
  29. A sunset setting topped with six-inch stilettos
  30. With soulmate in hand, she fought until the bitter end
  31. The magical menagerie of mediocre marmots

 

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

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September 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Thank you to all of you who participated this month!  I think the prompts were extra difficult this month, and I promise to go easier on you next time.  Well… maybe not!   Lol… Just keep writing!  😉 ~M xo

 

  1. Electric sky

Zombie Flamingos – https://zombieflamingoes.com/2019/09/01/september-writing-prompts-day-1-electric-sky/

Sealing Wax Notes – https://sealingwaxnotes.home.blog/2019/09/01/electric-sky/

A Girl from Terra Mariana – https://girlfromterramariana.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/electric-sky/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/veil-between-the-living-and-the-dead/

Help from Heaven – https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/09/10/earth-is-groaning-photo-challenge/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/weather-weather-everywhere/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/electric-sky/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/09/28/the-storm-raged-poetry-septemberwriting/

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August 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Hey Everyone,

I just want to say thank you for another great month!  We seemed to have another record month for postings, which always amazes me.  I’m looking forward to another great month of writing and I hope all of you are as well.  ~M xo

 

1. Echoing desires

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/writing-prompt-echoing-desires/

Tina Stewart Brakebill – https://tinastewartbrakebill.com/2019/08/01/desires-lost-or-found/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/couldnt-catch-the-clap/

BLUE MOUNTAIN WONDER – https://bluemountainwonder.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/echoing-desires/

Cosistories  – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/echoing-desires/

CHARMED CHAOS – https://charmedchaos.com/2019/08/02/tangled/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/08/02/echoing-desires/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/1-5-aug-mini-prompt-response-something-different/

Art Mater – http://artmater.com/echoing-desires/

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September 2019 Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

Here are the new writing prompts for September.  I ended up doing a theme for this month of weird weather phenomenon’s.   The idea came about one night when my daughter and I were thinking of prompt ideas, and I mentioned a weather-related prompt that I had written earlier that morning.  Well, one thing led to another, and we were at the computer searching for weird weather happenings.  So this is the result of our intrigue and quest, to give you something motivating and fun.  Enjoy, and have a great month of writing!  ~M

 

  1. Electric sky
  2. Watermelon snow
  3. Harvest veil
  4. Volcanic devils
  5. Noctilucent clouds
  6. Mythical moonbows
  7. Belt of Venus
  8. Fire whirls
  9. Aurora nights
  10. Sun pillars
  11. Katabatic winds
  12. Orbiting halos
  13. Frost flowers
  14. Cloaked cosmos
  15. Misty mirages
  16. Gale force flashes
  17. Refractive rays
  18. Twin tornadoes
  19. Solar storm tsunamis
  20. Waterspout wishes
  21. Ice work webs
  22. Cappuccino coast
  23. Sea smoke
  24. Fallstreak hole
  25. Hail glaciers
  26. Diamond dust
  27. Non-aqueous rain
  28. Lighting sprites
  29. Atmospheric blocking
  30. Brocken spectre

 

If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.

Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones.  Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer.  Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts.  Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write!  Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.

I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like.  And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense.  The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day.  Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.

As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  😉

Love…

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“Love is sometimes like a burst of molten lava; flowing outward in all directions, and then lingering in the cracks and crevices as it slowly begins to cool. But it’s a dispiriting sight when it loses its bright red luster, becoming instead, a hardened form of magma. There’s just no way to change it back to its original, radiant form.” ~M


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Rambling…

I finally started seeing a therapist several months ago, and my therapist has tasked me to try and figure out what I want for myself. I never really think about what I want out of life without first thinking about how my desires will impact everyone else around me. And according to my therapist, this seems to be an area that I need to work on. I place others needs before my own a lot of the time, and I mainly do it because I try to protect my friends and family, and do what seems best for them. I also tend to compare myself to other people, and think that if they’re alright with something, that I should be too. And right now, there are a lot of people telling me that I should be okay with the life I have and appreciate what I have. A lot of people think I should disregard the hard to deal with issues in my life, and just accept everything as it is; but should I? That’s another question my therapist wants me to figure out for myself. And according to him, I need to stop listening to other people and make some decisions for myself. The problem is, making decisions is difficult for me. I grew up in a very strict home, being directed and told what to do every day of my life. I wasn’t allowed to make my own decisions. And so when I was finally out on my own for the first time, having to make decisions for myself, I really didn’t know how to do that. I think it’s funny how our growing up experiences affect us so much later on in life. But this is just one example of how our upbringing can really screw us up. I know my parents did the best they could, but I just wish my mother hadn’t been so darn overprotective. Oh well… I’ve made plenty of mothering mistakes myself. Just ask my four girls… I’m sure they have a million stories to tell. I guess we can only try and do our best. We are only human, after all.

I really loved my rose-colored glasses…

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I’ve kept silent for a long time because I wasn’t even sure what to say. And even now, I really have no idea how to articulate all that I’ve been wanting to share. The one thing I do know is that this year has been really hard; maybe even the most difficult year of my life. The thing is, I feel like I have nobody else to blame except myself. I’ve made some very stupid decisions, and I’ve been paying the price for a lot of them. And it’s interesting to me, at the age of 47, that I am still making such idiotic decisions. One thing I’ve realized is that I need to start trusting my gut more and not allow people to walk all over me. This entire year, I’ve been choosing to disregard things that I didn’t want to believe because it was just easier to look the other way. I thought it was better to ignore what was right in front of me, and give the people in my life unlimited opportunities to redeem themselves. But that way of thinking only backfired and has sort of destroyed the trusting side of me. I know now without a doubt that I have nobody else to blame except for myself because I chose to ignore the obvious, and accepted the consequences in doing so. But I’ve also learned that I can’t allow it to happen anymore, and even if it means further heartache, I have to continue to stand up for myself. I really loved my rose-colored glasses, and if I could wear them for the rest of my life, I would. But I’ve decided that those glasses have outgrown their usefulness. The world isn’t rosy at all, and I don’t know why I ever decided to pretend it was.


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